Head of Access Services and Media Librarian

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/26/2024 8:40 AM)
Position Number
St. Paul
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Head of Access Services and Media Librarian position within the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, or other protected characteristic.  We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits



Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for University Libraries & Strategic Program Development, the Head of Access Services manages and provides direction for both the O’Shaughnessy-Frey and Keffer Libraries’ Access Services Departments. The Head oversees staff and student employees and departmental functions including circulation, course reserves, resource sharing and interlibrary loan services, fulfillment assessment, stack maintenance, and related technological advancement. Additionally, the Head serves as a media librarian, responsible for managing the physical and streaming media collections. The media librarian ensures timely access to media collections as well as selects, acquires, and deselects materials in collaboration with liaison librarians and specialists. This position is part of the composition of the Libraries’ Management Team.




Core Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight for circulation services, resource sharing and interlibrary loan services, course reserves, stacks and billing management, and conference and study room services for both O’Shaughnessy-Frey and Keffer Libraries
  • Hire, train, and supervise a diverse access services support team of hourly staff; and direct the work of the Front Desk supervisors who manage daily service desk operations and supervise the department’s student employees
  • Manage physical and streaming media collections by selecting, acquiring, and deselecting materials in collaboration with liaison librarians and specialists
  • Ensure access to physical and streaming media collections by assisting faculty and students across all disciplines in locating materials that support their teaching, research, and learning
  • Lead the library service platform’s fulfilment and circulation assessment functionalities and support access services technology needs in collaboration with Systems Librarian
  • Maintain and update LibGuides on the use of media collections; and seek opportunities to extend services in collaboration with the Libraries’ Management Team and liaison librarians
  • As a member of the Libraries’ Management Team, participate in planning to execute goals according to the Libraries’ Strategic Plan, and collaborate on ways to align and improve operations

Professional engagement: Keep abreast of activities and changes in the profession by attending professional development opportunities and reading related literature; promote the role of the Libraries to the University and community at large through participation in libraries, campus, regional, and national committees and projects; contribute to the field of discipline area and general librarianship through participating in local, regional, and national conferences.  





Minimum Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Two years of professional library experience



All interested candidates must apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

Official job posting is available at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


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